New menu items at this gorgeous Spanish restaurant in Wan Chai Of all the cities in Asia, Hong Kong is renowned for the extensive variety of options available. With this in mind, I think a restaurant must really stand out if someone visits it more than twice. This could be for many reasons including the food, the service, one great experience, or all of the above. The Optimist is such a restaurant for me. I’ve been a number of times with friends, and also wrote about their al
Brunch at the best value Italian restaurant in town Pirata’s one of those restaurants that’s been around for a while but people still talk about and frequent it often. I went for the first time last year and it went down as one of my favourite dining experiences in Hong Kong. The atmosphere was good, the food was great, and the service was excellent. My friend and I sat by the kitchen and had a direct view of the dishes being made. Though we had plenty of food having decided
An incredibly tasty Japanese-Peruvian 'omacasa' brunch TokyoLima’s been serving up Japanese-Peruvian food in Central since January but only recently launched their omacasa brunch (Japanese omakase with a Latin twist). The chefs have pre-selected four small plates, two Nikkei raw plates and a dessert – all diners need to do is choose a main course each from the six options available. Honestly speaking, I had high but cautious hopes for the brunch. For my first TokyoLima visit
A new affordable all-day menu now available Having been open for over a year now, The Optimist has gained a reputation for offering some of the best northern Spanish food in the city. The three-storey Wanchai spot is well known for its asador-style grills and weekend brunch buffet but has just recently launched an all-day menu in the bar area, available daily from 11:30am. First Impressions The bar, on the ground floor, is a stunning space that lets in lots of natural light.